You Needed DVD Jon For This?
from the 1334-sk!lls dept
Michael Robertson's made a career out of antagonizing big companies until they sue, then reaping the rewards of the publicity. One of his latest ventures, a site selling unrestricted MP3s from independent artists and small labels wasn't making much noise -- and presumably, wasn't really making much money, either, so Robertson drummed up some noise by hiring DVD Jon to work on some secret product that will, in all likelihood, result in another lawsuit. MP3Tunes today announced a new online storage service where people can, for $40 a year, upload their music collection and be able to access it from any computer with a Web browser. This isn't a new idea, nor is it very complex, and certainly isn't why DVD Jon was hired -- but it might be a clue. A slightly more involved storage service, where users put in their copy-protected music, then take out unprotected, DRM-free files, would be right up DVD Jon's alley -- and certainly would draw out the lawyers.